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Ahead of the presidential election, America’s sports stadiums and arenas become polling centers

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7:58 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN Ever stepped inside a ballpark or football stadium and marveled at how many people can fit inside? Now those spaces are going to be put to another good use, with many arenas and stadiums across professional sports slated to be turned into polling centers on......
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How the Lightning learned to be Stanley Cup champions

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The Tampa Bay Lightning eschewed tradition after Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, surrounding NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and hockey’s Holy Grail as a team rather than having it handed off to captain Steven Stamkos alone. The result resembled a jubilant class portrait on the last day of school.......
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Lightning blank Stars, capture 2nd Stanley Cup

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Blake Coleman and Brayden Point scored goals, the defense — as it did most of the postseason — flexed its depth and determination and the Tampa Bay Lightning captured their elusive second Stanley Cup on Monday night, defeating the Dallas Stars, 2-0, in Game 6. The ultra-talented......
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How Corey Perry has become a ‘pain in the butt’ playoff hero

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It’s another Zoom media conference in the NHL playoff bubble. Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski of the Dallas Stars are sharing a laugh. For 13 years, they were involved in one of hockey’s nastiest divisional rivalries between Pavelski’s San Jose Sharks and Perry’s Anaheim Ducks. (Perry had 94 penalty minutes......
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Resilient Stars aim to shock Lightning in Game 6

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News The never-say-die Dallas Stars need two more victories to complete what some believed to be an impossible task just a couple of months ago: win the Stanley Cup. Whether they can actually complete that feat against the Tampa......
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Lightning won’t have Stamkos rest of series

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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will not play again in the Stanley Cup Final, coach Jon Cooper told reporters Sunday. “Hopefully the next time we see him on the ice is for a trophy presentation,” the coach said. “He did everything he could to get back. And he did......
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Perry nets winner in 2OT as Stars force Game 6

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Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry don’t want to leave the bubble just yet. Pavelski, the 36-year-old veteran, tied it with 6 minutes, 45 seconds left in regulation and then laid out to block a shot in the first overtime before Perry scored the winner in double OT, and the Dallas......
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Lightning’s Stamkos out for possible cup clincher

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup on Saturday night, but they’ll have to do it without their captain, Steven Stamkos. The 30-year-old center will not play in Game 5, coach Jon Cooper announced on Saturday morning. The Lightning lead the Stanley Cup Final against......
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NHL Playoffs Today: Keys to a possibly decisive Game 5

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One of the most unusual seasons in the NHL’s 103-year history could wrap up Saturday night. If the Tampa Bay Lightning win Game 5, they will hoist the Stanley Cup — in an empty arena, in a bubble. As for the Dallas Stars? They need to dig deep for a......
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Lightning on brink of Stanley Cup title vs. Stars

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AP News One more victory is all that separates the Tampa Bay Lightning from the Stanley Cup. With a 3-1 lead over the Dallas Stars in the final series, the Lightning have their first chance to clinch the second Cup in franchise history when the puck drops for Game 5......
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Stars upset with OT penalty: ‘It’s the playoffs’

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Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn watched from the penalty box as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk‘s shot floated into the net at 6:34 of overtime to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. His teammates believe he shouldn’t have been in the box at all. “That’s a hockey......
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Stanley Cup Final Game 4 takeaways: Controversial ending puts Lightning one win away

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Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday was a back-and-forth battle with no shortage of lead changes or thrilling moments. Ultimately, there was also no shortage of controversies in the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s 5-4 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars. It gives the Lightning a commanding 3-1 lead,......
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NHL Playoffs Today: How the Stars get back in the series

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Steven Stamkos made his long-awaited postseason debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday’s Game 3 win. It was a triumphant return for the captain, but also painstakingly short; could it be the last we see of him this summer? Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars look to even up the Stanley......
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How the Lightning have short-circuited the Stars’ top line

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In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s scoresheet had enough star power to unofficially qualify as its own galaxy. Among the goal scorers were winger Nikita Kucherov, last season’s MVP; center Brayden Point, second to Kucherov in playoff scoring; and defenseman Victor Hedman, who had......
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Lightning’s Stamkos ‘unfit to play,’ out Game 4

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Steven Stamkos will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, however the Tampa Bay Lightning captain has not been ruled out for the rest of the series. Coach Jon Cooper made the announcement Friday morning, saying that Stamkos is “unfit to play.” The Lightning have a 2-1......
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For the N.H.L. Bubble to Succeed, Everyone Had to Be Flexible

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Carol Schram EDMONTON, Alberta — With the presentation of the Stanley Cup just days away, the N.H.L. will soon be able to take a victory lap for being the first of the four major North American pro sports leagues to complete a season during the coronavirus pandemic. The quality of......
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Pens ship 2-time champ Hornqvist to Panthers

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PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist‘s grit helped the Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window open, they decided it was time to move on without him. The Penguins traded the 33-year-old right winger to the Florida Panthers on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Mike Matheson and......

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